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Posted by: on June 28, 2020

Are we finally seeing a revolution in document creation? – App review on #ALTC Blog

My review of new approaches to creating various types of documents was just published on #ALTC Blog. It looks in details at Notion Coda Airtable with honourable mentions for: Onenote Dropbox Paper Google Docs Microsoft Fluid Framework Bear My particular recommendation is Notion.so which I also adopted as my personal main note-taking and planning app […]

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Posted by: on June 17, 2020

More sessions on Learning and Productivity for June and July 2020

I’m running more sessions on the subject of computer productivity and teaching and learning. Some of them are run as part of the IT Learning Centre and others are organised directly by SBS. Sessions run through the IT Learning Centre Using technology more productively: Save time, keep healthy! This session will cover tips and strategies […]

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Posted by: on June 17, 2020

12 questions about producing instructional videos: Answers for evidence-based pr...

I will be running this session on 18 June at 1pm UK time as part of the Media & Learning 2020 online conference in collaboration with RapidMooc using their virtual exhibition booth. Registration is free to conference participants. The 12 questions This session will answer questions to 12 commonly-asked questions about producing effective instructional videos. […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

Training sessions available in May 2020

These training sessions are available to anyone at the University of Oxford. Registration available via Canvas on https://canvas.ox.ac.uk/enroll/GKPRG7. Mon, 11 May, 14:00: How to get better at computers (or anything): Strategies, metaphors and tips NEW! Wed, 13 May, 14:00: Zoom Basics: How to organise, support and run online classes with Zoom Fri, 15 May, 11:00: Zoom masterclass: Beyond […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2020

Teaching Remotely Webinars: Ideas for using video

  29/04/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register 13/05/2020 11:00 – 12:00: Register The Centre for Teaching and Learning is hosting a number of webinar sessions to provide additional support and guidance to colleagues making the transition from face-to-face to remote teaching with their students. This webinar will show you some practical examples of videos produced at the […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Transferring handwriting to video with pen and paper: Technique for live and pre...

Note: The applications mentioned below are not endorsed or procured by the University or School IT department. As everybody else, educators in STEM fields are transferring their teaching online. But a lot of teaching involving mathematics still relies heavily on handwriting. This is much less straightforward to replicate in a video let alone a live Zoom […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

Moving events online: Platforms, strategies and challenges

I’ve written up a detailed guide to Moving Events online on Medium. It consists of three parts: Part 1: Challenges: Why are not more events taking place online? <Go to Part 1: Challenges> In this part, I look at much more detail than is typical in this context at what makes in-person events different from […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2020

RapidMooc at Oxford Foundry

What’s new RapidMooc has been available in the Oxford Foundry since the autumn but you can now book it automatically via the Booking page. The facility can be booked even for weekends. Note: The Foundry cannot provide any technical support. Please make sure you have familiarised yourself with the documentation. Booking process Book using Booking page Come to the […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2020

Language Corpus: Essential tool for research and teaching – free workshop

We designed a new Digiknow workshop aimed at researchers as well as teachers. It is aimed to introduce anybody interested in working with text data or using language data to inform their research. Date: 10 March 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 Location: 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room Register for the free workshop Pre workshop materials and […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

What do we know about effective educational videos? Insights from research and p...

Free webinar organised by iSpring on Thu, 27 Feb, 5-6pm: Register iSpring approached me to contribute to their webinar series based on my presentation at the Devlearn conference on the subject of videos. I’ve decided to go slightly deeper into the evidence base we have for making videos we would call effective. The question is complicated […]

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